Translation in Theory and Imagination: Emily Apter and Katie Kitamura

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In this installment of the Creative Writing and Critical Thought series, novelist Katie Kitamura, author of Intimacies (Riverhead, 2021), speaks with professor Emily Apter, author of Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability (Verso Books, 2013), about the complexity and consequences of translation and the paradoxes and power of language. The series is cosponsored by New Literary History and the Center for Fiction.

Literary Translation Clinic: Madhu Kaza and Jeremy Tiang

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Madhu Kaza and Jeremy Tiang speak about their “slow, long fall into translation” and how writing and literary translation are forms of encounter in this conversation for the Literary Translation Clinic series, presented by the Center for Fiction and Cedilla & Co.

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Literary Translation Clinic: Katrina Dodson and Heather Cleary

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“To what and whom am I responsible when translating this text?” In this Center for Fiction virtual event, Brazilian literature translator Katrina Dodson offers ways to consider a practical philosophy of translation and speaks with translator Heather Cleary about questions and ways to approach the work. The Literary Translation Clinic is a monthly series of open sessions with a focus on literary translation as a profession hosted by members of the translator collective, Cedilla & Co.

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Olivia Laing on Everybody

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“I was really interested in the idea of the body as a place of imprisonment but also, the body as a place of liberation.” Olivia Laing speaks about her latest book, Everybody: A Book About Freedom (Norton, 2021), and how she addresses the themes of illness, sexual violence, and incarceration with imagery and by including historical figures of the past century in this conversation with author Maggie Nelson for the Center for Fiction.

Literary Translation Clinic: Sora Kim-Russell

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In this Center for Fiction virtual event, Sora Kim-Russell, editor and Korean literature translator, joins Alex Zucker for a conversation about revision, editing, and co-translation. The center’s Literary Translation Clinics are a monthly series of knowledge-sharing open sessions with a focus on literary translation as a profession hosted by members of the translator collective, Cedilla & Co.

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Binc All-Star Fundraiser Reading

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In this Center for Fiction video, Brian Gresko, host of Lit Hub’s Antibody: A Quarantine Reading Series, moderates this all-star fundraiser reading for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) featuring Jericho Brown, Carmen Maria Machado, Celese Ng, and Karen Russell.

Quotients

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“Jeremy could not move, speak. Happenings were happening too fast, and his mind switched from simple sentences.” In this virtual Center for Fiction event, Tracy O’Neill reads from her new novel, Quotients (Soho Press, 2020), and speaks with Gina Apostol about the book’s themes and how they relate to our times.

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The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer Launch Party

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To celebrate the launch of The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer (Avid Reader Press, 2020), authors Mary Gannon and Kevin Larimer speak with novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn, literary agent Annie Hwang, publicist Michael Taeckens, and publisher and editor Jamia Wilson about the need for new voices in literature and the ins and outs of the literary world in this online event hosted by the Center for Fiction.

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